VIAC, the premier international arbitration institution
in Central and Eastern Europe.
作为欧洲顶尖仲裁机构之一，维也纳国际仲裁中心（VIAC）是解决区际性和国际性商事争议的中心。VIAC在很大程度上得益于处于东西方间的中立国家的传统地位。VIAC设立于1975年，属奥地利商会（Austria Federal Economic Chamber）的一个部门。近年来，VIAC处理的案件稳步增长，当事人也广布欧洲、美洲和亚洲。身处欧洲中心的中立国家，VIAC提供解决国际争议的服务。仲裁程序是根据当事人的需求个别制定的，并符合最高的质量标准。VIAC管理至少一方的营业地或常住地在奥地利境外的国际案件或涉及具国际特色的争议的案件。
SELECTED ARBITRAL AWARDS
Consisting of 60 awards rendered by arbitral tribunals under the Vienna Rules, this publication is meant to provide a unique and valuable insight into various important and challenging procedural and substantive issues which have arisen over the years in international arbitration under the auspices of the VIAC. The selection made is a response to the increasing call of parties, counsel and arbitrators alike for measures to ensure greater transparency of commercial arbitration proceedings by way of enhanced access to arbitral awards as well as to their content and reasoning. It is in this context that this publication is meant as a modest but concrete step towards fostering greater familiarity, predictability and confidence in relation to the international arbitral process, including the award as its end result.
As the VIAC is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015, the VIAC Secretariat considered this to be an especially propitious time to draw back the curtains and thereby provide greater insight into the work of the institution as well as that of arbitral tribunals appointed under its auspices in recent years. This first volume of abstracts is intended as just one first step in this endeavour, and the VIAC intends to complement it with further volumes in regular intervals. It greatly benefits from annotations and comments provided by renowned experts in the arbitration community, thereby ensuring that this publication in fact is a true reference work, with both historical and practical value for users and practitioners alike.
Well-known arbitration practitioners have authored this new guide and commentated on the New Vienna Rules 2013, which came into effect on 1 July 2013. This guide provides a helpful and easily comprehensible overview over proceedings administered by the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). Designed for practitioners, the guide reproduces each article entirely and provides detailed comments and background information on the amendments. Therefore the guide is essential for those who conduct an arbitration under the Vienna Rules for the first time as well as for those who have been operating in this area for a long time and who want to get acquainted with the modifications.